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statement it could be difficult to investigate. stanford university's public safety department says a third-party campus security authority who was required to report it notified the department about the rape that occurred early friday morning. >> victim, female student, and the perpetrator and the victim did not know each other, and this occurred in the perpetrator's dorm room. >> reporter: that dorm room according to the public safety department is on the east side of campus. campus officials sent out an alert notifying students. >> stanford is being very open and on top of what's going on and not hiding it from the students especially. it's a little comforting, but it's still not something that we're proud of here at campus >> reporter: rape happened the same day governor jerry brown signed two bills known as the brock turner legislation into law. the legislation follows outrage over the judge's six-month sentence for former stanford
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swimmer brock turner who was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim. >> it's really important for victims to hear a different message which is please come forward and you will get justice. >> reporter: we have to respect the victims, you know, the right to be confidential and process, you know, whether, you know, she wants to come forward and provide additional information. >> i think it's a real like fine line of making sure the victim feels safe and also ensuring future safety on campus. >> at stanford university, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> coincidentally stanford is launching a new program this week to talk about sex and consent. all 1,700 first year and transfer students are required to attend. it's called beyond sex ed, consent and sexuality at stanford. the 90-minute program will feature personal stories from current students. this is designed to help students improve communication about boundaries and consent. >> a seven-month investigation has uncovered a statewide child
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porn ring based out of san francisco. police made three arrests in the city with two of the suspects gary weight and daniaca moray. the arrests led to the arrest of two other men, both accused of possessing child porn if i. five people were killed in separate attacks over the weekend. the string of homicides began friday morning. four of the victims died after being shot and two people survived and one of the shootings in soma and no arrests have been made in the shooting. a woman died after being stabbed at california and pierce streets yesterday afternoon and investigators say she was in her 60s. police have captured a 59-year-old man who is suspected ave tacking her. we often see lots of accidents when it rains after several dry months and that appears to be the case in the north bay. the highway patrol believes slick pavement might have been a factor when a big rig overturned. it dumped sand and gravel on to
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river road in forestville. nobody was hurt. a number of trees also came down in sonoma county. for more now on today's rain let's go to abc 7 meteorologist >> live done ter 7 still tracking a little bit of moisture out there. pockets of green on the screen and getting a little tighter on live doppler 7. right down to street level and you get into the north bay, napa, pockets of drizzle and take you over to san francisco, a little bit of green on the screen. probably mist around the mission and even a little bit around the sunset district and east bay and inland. probably a little bit of damp moisture. san ramon and into the south bay, mainly dry skies except around palo alto. final pockets of drizzle and that's the theme over the next 24 hours. we'll begin to dry out our skies tomorrow morning. of course, you can track those showers any time using live
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doppler 7 and the abc 7 news app. wet weather all season long. >> thanks a lot. the chp is investigating whether this suv which burst into flames in oakland was stolen. this was the scene at 106th avenue and longfellow after a chase overnight that wowed its way through hayward and castro valley. they initially tried to pull over the car because it didn't have any license plates. spike strips eventually forced the driver to stop and he was arrested. when firefighters go to a blaze like this one two days ago they have res pir raters and oxygen tanks to help them breathe. there can be other risks for cancer, the clothes firefighters rare. more now on a simple strategy to help. >> reporter: firefighters are not only exposed to flames but they are also exposed to burning chemicals and melting plastics when they head into those fires, and it used to be that
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firefighters wouldn't wash their gear actually as a sense of pride, but not anymore. at a fire in the mission district this weekend we noticed crew members doing something odd after putting the fire out. they were sprying each other down. that little action is a big change for the san francisco fire department. lieutenant jonathan baxter says he remembers his very first call years ago. >> i wore that same set of turnouts for a number of days completely dirty as a badge of honor. >> reporter: spraying off the soot on scene is the first step in what's now a massive effort by the department to prevent alarming rates of cancer. >> on average i believe it's 8 to 12 years a firefighter lives after they retire and probably 70% of those pass away from job-related cancers. >> reporter: thomas o'connor says the department is actually leading the nation in trying to detect and prevent cancer. the department has participated in national studies that have
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linked their health and their working environments. at fire station 7 dirty equipment on the way to a call is no longer cool. >> they ask that they go put on a clean set of turnouts and they don't expose us to the rest of the contaminants in the turnouts. >> reporter: after a fire crews will get back to the station and wash their clothes in a special machine, or they will package them up and send them off to a company for special treatment. these clothes were actually worn by crew members who were working that mission fire this weekend. for firefighters clean equipment may lead to better health. >> a battle over a neighborhood swimming pool is shaping up in lafayette. the city planning commission will have to make a decision about the noise generated by swim teams, meets and parties. abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkley is live at sun valley swim club with the story. >> the future of this community swimming pool is what's at stake tonight. it's been here tonight since 1954. as you can see, there are plenty
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of still very enthusiastic young swimmers here. neighbors though are complaining of loud mubsic coming from the pool. swim club representatives say they are just trying to stay fun and competitive as more young families move in. it's peaceful when neighborhood judith wolf swims lapse in the morning this time of year but not so much in the summer at sun valley pool. >> concerned over noise and trash and alcohol and crowding in the pool, et cetera. >> they started ramping up music, so then they started having amplified music and then later and later hours and late night parties. >> reporter: neighbors don't mind the bells and buzzers from the swim meets. they are worried about the music and the crowds. this neighborhood swim club had only 70 swimmers back in the '90s and now it's at at 215 with a deep waiting list. complaints got the city of lafayette involved. >> because of the changes that have been made both in terms of amplified music and the number of members it was appropriate
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for the pool to now apply for a land use permit. >> reporter: this code enforcement officer is recommending fewer meets, no amplified music and limits on pool parties. >> and if we have to reduce our swim team, we have all these restrictions, we're going to lose members to other pools. >> the other places have amplified music and just a more fun environment for their children, they will choose to go there. >> reporter: they argue that could affect the pool's financial ability to stay afloat. the city is suggesting allowing lap swimming year round to help make up for any shortfall. >> and we should be able to reach a balance because the pool has been year for 50 years. it's a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. i love swimming here. i love listening to the kids. >> both sides have to compromise. >> in lafayette, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. up next, bay area takeoff. aviators fly out of moffatt field in the first aerial survey of the great pacific garbage patch and pilots say it's worse than they thought. >> and the bay area's most
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congested freeways. there's a new winner tonight. >> bagging the band. the war over plastic is heating up again. >> being a tourist in your own town. one local city has a new plan. >> and we're keeping an eye on the rainy skies. taking a look outside right now. you can see the clouds over the bay area and stay with us. abc 7 news will be right back. >> all of this with the global warming and the - a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax. it'll get cooler. it'll get warmer. it's called weather. we need some global warming! we need leaders who get it. so that we can move away from coal and oil to clean energy. i'm tom steyer. if you want to do something about climate change, you can. please. register and vote. nextgen california action committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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a new effort tonight to break up a huge vortex of trash in the pacific ocean. can you see two garbage patches in this map, one in the western and another in the eastern pacific. researchers are focusing on the one that's about 1,000 miles off california's coast. abc 7 news reporter david louie got to board an aircraft at the
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moffatt field to learn about a big step towards cleanup. >> packed with surveillance equipment the c-130 provides very cramped work space for the team of 20. they have already been out once this week to count, measure and create imagery of the discarded fishing nets, buoys and other waste that has left a debris field stretching across the pacific. >> now that people are able to see it there and that it's also more than we expected really understand why it's so urgent to clean it up. >> reporter: until now the problem has been determining how much debris was needing to be pick up. a new radar system called lidar will help determining what needs to be picked up. >> we can see the 3-d objects and we can help convert the number of objects and also the estimated mass of these objects. >> reporter: you're looking at the sensors that are part of the lidar system.
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that's what helps the researchers create a 3-d image of the objects they are seeing on the ocean's suffer face. the 3-d images will be ready in a couple of months augmenting surface photos like these taken yesterday from the c-130. the additional input will help engineers on a boom and collection system to be deployed a year from now. some young scientists invited to see the plane have a new role model. >> seeing bojan accomplish this, i feel like that i can definitely make some changes in the world. >> reporter:ed a moffatt field, david louie, abc 7 news. >> a number of homeless living on oakland's streets have been on the rise and their tents can be found downturn and in both in west and east oakland. oakland's mayor is pledging help and a place to stay. >> we then are goings to help move these communities off of the streets and into winter shelters and in some cases a
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sanctioned encampment area that we're working on identifying. >> the city council is expected to take up the growing problem this week. oakland's fruitvale district is in the spotlight. a new citywide campaign was launched to promote neighborhoods across the city. the fruitvale was the first to get the shout-out from city hall. downtown oakland is already known to foodies for its restaurant scene and the city hopes that interest will spread. >> the afternoon commute out of san francisco from 101 to treasure island is now the worst spot of a freeway congestion in the bay area. the metropolitan transportation area has released its top 50 worst congested list. it takes a full hour to cover that six mile stretch. here are the top three from san francisco on 101 to treasure island, as we mentioned. number two, used to be the worst. that's from contra costa county to highway 4 to the toll playsa
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and look at 680 in east san jose to 280 cupertino which was ranked 20th in the last survey. check out the full list on our website at abc 7 and on our traffic page and have your own arguments at home about which one is worse. >> oh, yeah. that's one of the times when you don't want to be number one. >> don't want to win that one. >> from college spending to questionable bedsheets, it's time for consumer news. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here. >> some of america's top retailers are pulling sheets from their shelves. jc penney will be offering refunds to customers who purchased certain towels and bedding sets due to questions about whether or not they are knockoffs. one of india's largest textile suppliers wells fund india limited has been finishing retailers with possible knockoff egyptian cotton products. now, target already pulled items from well spun off its shelves after a probe found the products
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were made of non-egyptian cotton between august of 2014 and july 2016. the statewide plan on plastic bags could be reversed by the voters. plastic bag companies have put two measures on this year's november 8th ballot. one aims to overturn the statewide ban on plastic carry out bags and another directs the current ten-cent bag fees to fund environmental projects. >> really isn't any money because the bag charge, the ten-cent charge pays for the cost of the paper bags so the grocery stores use that to cover the cost of the bags so there is no extra money. >> governor brown and some members of the legislature have come out and endorsed a yes vote to keep the current ban on plastic bags. for those who need college money for the next school year, the race is on. the kickoff for the filing. free application for the federal student aid or fafsa form was october 1st. that's three months earlier than it has been for years.
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now, this is important because much of the available money is first come first serve so filing the form early is important. the idea behind this move is to give students more time to compare financial aid offers, but it is a big change. three months earlier. >> thanks for letting us know. >> the rain gear is certainly coming out today, especially the first half of your day and even this evening, we're tracking live showers. live doppler 7 tracking the activity all day long. live doppler 7, getting a little tighter on street level. san rafael and oakland and vallejo over the next several hours. light scattered showers. continues along the peninsula near pattia and east bay. around san jose we're just dealing with mainly cloudy skies. unfortunately, san jose, you didn't see any measurable rainfall out of this storm system. hopefully the neck one. it was a rainy ride this
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afternoon. the windshield wipers getting a workout and the folks using the umbrellas and still got to get that picture of the golden gate in, even if it's wet out there. the north bay is certainly the winner, saw about a quarter inch of rain and rain totals are less than a tenth of an inch of moisture. kind of feels like winter out there right now. look at your current numbers. well below normal for this time of the year. 61 in san francisco and 66 in oakland and 6 in san jose with cloudy skies and concord currently checking in with the temperature of about 65 degrees. future weather as we go hour by hour. the time stamp in the corner of the screen. we'll still be dodging a few drops out there but it winds down as we get close to midnight and perhaps a few isolated showers, but bigger story partly cloudy skies and it will feel a touch humid. 7:00 on your tuesday and waking up to overcast skies and can't rule out a patchy area of drizzle right along the coast and a big story tomorrow and gradual clearing as we go throughout the afternoon so we'll dry out our skies. the call, you'll notice that it will be a bit warmer tonight
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than we were last night and most spots holding in the 50s unlike last night. a lot of spots in the 40s. day plan as we go hour by hour. watch the big story. cloudy first thing and isolated drizzle and the bigger issue. lots of sunshine by afternoon. you can track the hour by hour forecast with the abc 7 news app, accuweather in the palm of your hand. highs for your tuesday. we're slowly making a recovery from the chilly day today. a lot of 60s and 70s. 62 concord and 71 san jose and 73 for santa rosa. what you're going to notice especially as you get towards the end of the week we're warming up dramatically. it's beautiful on friday. the sunshine in full force. lots of 70s, lots of 80s on the board and then as we head into saturday to start off the week and the heat is going to return, not going to be as intense as it was early last week, but it will be noticeably warmer. 70s back around the bay and near 90-degree heat will make a return in the inland locations.
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plan the next seven days for you. a nice day on the way by wednesday. bright and sunny. thursday the warming trend will continue and friday nice, mild to warm out there. get your excuses ready to call out of work by saturday. it's almost summer-like out there and cooling continues on monday and perfect weather for fleet week. a lot of folks visiting and nice for the blue angels over the weekend. >> you writing your excuse note. >> five days. >> this newscast does not commit to endorse you taking a sick day to enjoy the weather. >> all right. >> thank you, drew. >> facebook takes on craig's list and ebay. find out how next. >> and then at 5:30 on world news with david muir. >> jamaica, hate and mott else coming to the u.s. states of emergency along the u.s. coast. an outrage over video just released. the black man taken down by police sitting on his own mother's porch right after abc 7
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narrator: it wasn't that long ago. years of devastating cutbacks to our schools. 30,000 teachers laid off. class sizes increased. art and music programs cut. we can't ever go back. ryan ruelas: so vote yes on proposition 55. reagan duncan: prop 55 prevents 4 billion in new cuts to our schools. letty muñoz-gonzalez: simply by maintaining the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. ryan ruelas: no new education cuts, and no new taxes. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55.
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sarah morgan: to help our children thrive. fargo is losing another big customer. >> illinois state treasurer directed his office to suspend its an rul $30 billion investment with the bank for at least one year. california's john chink did the same thing last week. wells fargo employees are accused of opening millions of false accounts without telling customers to meet their sales quotas. abc 7 news was in concord at the location of a shuttered elephant bar company. the company has closed four of its eight bay area locations including dublin, cupertino and campbell with no reason given. the company two years ago closed 16 locations up and down the state after declaring bankruptcy. facebook unveiled a new feature today. the social media behemoth has launched marketplace.
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buyers can shop by filtering their searches based on types of items, price and location and sellers can post their list its anywhere or facebook. the buyer and seller work out their transaction on their own. former giants slugger barry bonds returned to baseball didn't last long. he's reportedly fired as the florida marlins hitting coach after just one season. it was his first full-time job with the league since his last season playing for the giants in 2007. bonds improved the marlins offense but not by much. the team has yet to say why they let him go. there's a big tech fund-raiser tomorrow for hillary clinton. >> yeah. mark cuban and chris saca appear on the show "shark tank." a special event will cost $5,000 but general admission tickets are only $100 >> meanwhile, the vice presidential candidates are gearing up for their first and only debate set for tomorrow night. republican governor mike pence and democratic senator tim kaine will square off at longwood
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university in farmville, virginia. >> you can watch that debate right here on abc 7. our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by "dancing with the stars" at 8:00 and then a special edition of abc 7 "news at 9:00." jeepd i and "wheel" at 10:00 and 10:30 followed by "abc 7 news at 11:00." >> sending kids to camp. how hundreds are getting a trip with all expenses page. >> and share your pictures like this one of the rainbow in foster city using the #abc7now.
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here's tonight's primetime lineup on abc 7. at 8:00 it's "dancing with the stars" followed by the season premiere of "conviction" at 10:00 and stay with us for "abc 7 news at 11:00" and as for what's coming up at 6:00, ama daetz is here with that. ama? >> hi, eric, hi, kristen. tonight, meet the real life lawyers who inspired the show "conviction" and see how they are getting wrongfully imprisoned people out of jail. plus, new approach, new results. how authorities got a gang of suspected thieves off the streets. and find out why earthquake experts now say southern california won't feel the big one tomorrow after warning about it all weekend. all that plus much more is coming up in just half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. for now, back to you eric and kristen. >> thanks, ama. we'll see you then.
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>> as you know, dan is not here today because he's out raising money for a good cause. >> yeah. everybody loves this event. today is the 20th annual dan ashley friends of camp concord golf tournament. 150 golfers are enjoying the day in alamo to raise money to send underserved kids to summer camp at lake tahoe. >> we've had a great time over these 20 years, and we've made a difference, we hope, in the lives some young people who just need some experiences and opportunities like every other kid in in community. >> if you would like to help send kids in need to our summer camp, go to our website >> golf is something that dan enjoys but at that event he doesn't get to play, so busy organizing and greeting people and hosting this great cause.
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i'm kristein sze. >> thanks for tonight, breaking news. the monster hurricane. the category 4 storm already deadly. tearing through the caribbean at this hour, haiti and jamaica bracing. and then, the models that show it coming toward the u.s. states of emergency already declared along parts of the u.s. coast. also breaking, donald trump just moments ago, with his answer tonight. to the bombshell headline involving his taxes. reports he might not have paid federal taxes for nearly 20 years. what trump says now. the outrage tonight over this video. a call to 911 about a suspicious person. the man telling police he was simply waiting for his mother to come home on her porch. >> what are you doing? >> then taken down by police. it was his mother's home. the aborted landing. the passenger jet and the emergency moments before landing.


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